When users create a site on the Clean Water Hub but are unable to add data, this is usually a sign that the site is not associated with an organization. In order to add data to a site, the site must be associated with an organization.
Organizations have different protocols enabled (eg. SOS Biological, VASOS Rocky Bottom) which allow user in those organizations to report different types of data. If no organization is associated with a site, no protocols will be enabled.
Follow these steps to associate your site with an organization:
Join an organization.
If you are already a member of an organization, you can skip this step!
To find your organization/monitoring group, click "Maps" > "Community Map" at the top of the screen and search for it under Organizations.
Click on your organization, and you'll be taken to the organization's page. To join, just hit the blue "Join Organization" button!
Depending on your organization, you may need to be approved by a manager before your account is linked to the organization. You will see a "pending" notice until you have been approved by the manager. If you don't need approval, you can start adding data right away!
Can't find your organization? Fill out this form and we'll create it for you!
Monitoring on your own? You don't need to join and organization to submit data. If your account isn't linked to an organization, you will be automatically listed as a "Freelancer Organization." Being a Freelancer means you are monitoring on your own, following one of the protocols listed in the Hub. If the protocol you are using is not listed in the Hub yet, contact support! We are working to add more protocols from across the country to the Hub.
Associate your site with an organization
Now you should be able to add data to your site!